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Successful 30th AWG workshop

posted Nov 27, 2015, 11:14 PM by Stefan Palan   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 1:43 AM by Graz FinanceResearch ]
The Austrian Working Group on Banking and Finance held its 30th workshop at the University of Graz from November 27 to 28, 2015. As per tradition, the program contained 14 presentations of research papers by younger and by more senior members of the community. In an innovation for this 30th anniversary workshop, the organizers also invited a panel discussion on the topic "How much science does the banking of the future require?" Finally, the 49 working group members present witnessed a ceremony where the "AWG Best Paper Award" was bestowed on Julian Kolm (1st place), Julia Elizabeth Reynolds (tied 2nd place) and Stefan Waldenberger (tied 2nd place).

FiRe was also well-represented at the workshop, with Silvia Gersin, Roland Mestel, Stefan Palan, Herwig Pilaj and Peter Steiner having organized the workshop, Matthias Pachler presenting a paper, and with Roland Mestel, Stefan Palan and Peter Steiner serving as award committee and session chairs.

Panel discussion.

Panel discussants (from left: Otto Lucius, former Chairman of Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft; Martin Schaller, CEO, Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark AG; Peter Steiner, Chair, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Graz; Michael Hanke, Chair of Finance, University of Liechtenstein; Peter Ladreiter, Board Member, Security KAG).

AWG Best Paper Award (from left: Stefan Palan, winner 1st place Julian Kolm, winner tied 2nd place Julia Elizabeth Reynolds, winner tied 2nd place Stefan Waldenberger, Roland Mestel).